mining water treatment Articles

  • Mining, the environment and the treatment of mine effluents

    The environmental impact of mining on the ecosystem, including land, water and air, has become an unavoidable reality. Guidelines and regulations have been promulgated to protect the environment throughout mining activities from start-up to site decommissioning, in particular, the occurrence of acid mine drainage (AMD), due to oxidation of sulfide mineral wastes, has become the major area of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Acid mine drainage treatment

    Acid mine/rock drainage is a rampant problem in the world today. The above photo depicts acid drainage at an abandoned mine in the Yukon Territory of northwest Canada. This mine shares a similar history to thousands of other mines throughout the world. It was in operation for six short years in the 1950’s, producing gold ore. Its profitability eventually failed and it was abandoned. In the ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Spectro Scientific`s Third Edition Of The Oil Analysis Handbook

    It has been over two years since the publication of the first edition of Spectro Scientific’s In-Service Oil Analysis Handbook. Our goal was to compile a comprehensive reference book of common in-service oil analysis techniques to help readers understand and choose the right technique and instrumentation for their needs. In-service oil analysis for condition based maintenance covers a wide ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Sustainable mining

    It's imperative that natural resource industries adopt a proactive (even aggressive) approach to the disposal and management of their wastes. Operators must challenge themselves to raise the bar in terms of environmental performance not only to meet the expectations of regulators today (and investors and the general public), but in the future, when requirements will no doubt be even more ...

  • The East-Sullivan Mine Site: Merging Prevention and Treatment of Acid Mine Drainage

    At East Sullivan, an innovative treatment of acid effluents is based on the sulphate reduction via the recirculation of water discharging around the impoundment through the organic cover. Data show that despite acid feeds down to pH 2.5, groundwater’s pH near the dispersal zone is maintained above 6. Alkalinity decreases during the recirculation, but is back up to 800 mg/L and more the following ...


    By Hydrogeochem Env. Inc.

  • Treatment of wet peat mining process water with acrotelm peat

    Mechanical dewatering of wet mined peat produced peat mining process water (PMPW) with low pH (5.49) and high total suspended solids (TSS 432 mg L−1), Al (1.39 mg L−1), Fe (4.36 mg L−1), Hg (37.1 ng L−1), MeHg (0.485 ng L−1), Zn (55 μg L−1), total nitrogen (TN 7.92 mg L−1), ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Treatment of iron(II)-rich acid mine water with limestone and oxygen

    The main components of acid mine water are free acid, sulphate, and Fe2+. Limestone is the most cost-effective alkali that can be used for neutralization. The purpose of this investigation was to identify conditions where Fe2+ is removed with limestone and simultaneously oxidized with oxygen to Fe3+, in a polyvinyl chloride pipe under pressure. Gypsum ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wastewater treatment for mining camps/oil and gas camps

    Mining and oil and gas camps operating in remote and environmentally sensitive areas become home to large work forces for extended periods of time. Supplying water for domestic use and treating large volumes of sewage and greywater can be a complex and expensive challenge. Improper wastewater treatment can lead to pollution of the surrounding ecosystems. Many jurisdictions have tightened ...


    By Newterra

  • Major Wastewater Treatment Breakthrough in the Mining Industry

    Over the past two years, mining research and operations in Ontario have taken off. In fact, you might even say they’ve skyrocketed. This newfound surge can be seen more particularly in the Great North region known as the Ring of Fire, some 240 kilometres west of James Bay and north of Thunder Bay. At the present time, some 40 mining and exploration companies are active at the heart of this ...


    By Premier Tech Aqua

  • Chitorem chitin complex laboratory microcosm test for mine inuenced water treatment

    Background Laborator y microcosm tests performed at Penn State Univer sity to determine the e ectiveness of CHITOREM in treating mine in¬uenced water (MIW). MIW collected from Kittanning Run in Altoona, PA exhibiting pH of 3.21, acidity of 192 mg/L and alkalinity of 0 mg/L. CHITOREM ch itin complex compared with mushroom mulch and sodium lactate as potential ...


    By JRW Bioremediation, LLC

  • Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Wastewater Treatment

    Bureau of Reclamation"s Drainage Tunnel Dewatering LMDT Treatment Plant Liquid/Solid Separation System for Mine Drainage Tunnel The Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992 was amended in September of 2009 to enact a provision that ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Optimising the rehabilitation of polluted mine tailings and water by an organic medium passive acid mine drainage treatment in South Africa

    Up to the present polluted Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) also known as Acid Rock Drainage (ARD) from South Africa's gold mines was treated by the precipitation of heavy metals with lime and expensive caustic soda where the residues accumulate in the treated water. This water then is dispersed into wetlands for natural remediation. The environmental damage to soil is irreversible and can sterilise soil ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mixers and Flowmakers: Mixing mine water precipitate from a Tin Mine in the UK

    Landia (UK) Ltd. was awarded a contract to provide the pre-reaction chambers and sludge holding tanks at Wheal Jane Mine Water Treatment Plant, Cornwall with a total number of 7 submersible mixers. Working conditions are very harsh on this plant where the mixers will be homogenizing sludges in the process of purifying a heavily contaminated industrial effluent. The mixers were supplied in ...


    By Landia

  • Optimising the Rehabilitation of polluted Mine Tailings and Water by SupaZorb

    To date the polluted acid mine drainage (AMD) – the second biggest environmental problem of the world - from South Africa’s gold mines, was characterised and treated by the precipitation of heavy metals with lime and sulphates, by means of iron exchange. The chemical treatment with expensive and toxic caustic soda (Sodium Hydroxide, NaOH) is to lift the pH, in order to reduce the corrosion on ...


    By SupaZOrb

  • Sewer mining - A hybrid solution

    Bord na Mona Environmental Products US Inc. provides wastewater treatment, water reuse and odor & voc abatement solutions for municipal, decentralized, residential and industrial applications including the PuraM® membrane bioreactor, PuraMax® MBBR, PuraSaf® submerged aerated filter, Puraflo® peat biofilter, rainwater harvesting and the MONASHELL® biofilter for H2S, odor and VOC ...

  • Mining Metals Solution Treatability

    Integrated Engineers, Inc. conducted a treatability test on water containing metals in solution from a mining company’s analysis labs. Initial pH was below 2, so it was adjusted to 6.5 to 7.5 using caustic. This lowers the solubility of the metals, and helps the Floccin to work better. The Floccin-1105 worked well at a dosage of 2.1 grams/ 1,000 ml of wastewater (treatment dosage of .9 lbs. of ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Open water spill at Kemess Mine in Canada

    We received a request for SpillRemed (Industrial) from Kemess Mine located in the rocky mountains in Canada. The mine was so inaccessible that it took almost 10 days for the shipment to reach the customer. The company had a diesel spill in the containment berm and as per the standard protocol absorbent booms were placed to recover the spill, but unfortunately the boom absorbed water and sank at ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • Membrane Bioreactor for Water Mining in New York City

    The Facility The Helena, which opened in late 2005, is an apartment building that offers more than amenities, views, and nice finishes. Behind the $100 million tower’s gleaming glass and metal skin is a serious high-performance building. Its owner and designers say the Helena will annually use 65 percent of the energy and one-third of the potable water of comparable ...


    By Dynatec Systems Inc.

  • The East-Sullivan Mine Site: Merging Prevention and Treatment of Acid Mine Drainage - update

    ABSTRACTThe East Sullivan mine was closed in 1966, leaving 15 Mt of acid-generating tailings free to contaminate theenvironment. An experimental wood waste cover was implemented in the early 80's in order to prevent sulphideoxidation. Contaminant production and dispersion were investigated in the 90's to validate that concept and guide lateractions. Ligneous wastes stop oxygen, and also favour ...


    By Hydrogeochem Env. Inc.

  • Treatment of Acid Mine Effluents Using a Wood- Waste Cover

    At the East Sullivan site, wood wastes covering the abandoned mine tailings impoundment prevent sulfide oxidation by creating an anoxic environment. The addition of coarse ligneous wastes and their high permeability favour infiltration, resulting in a water table rise that maintains most tailings under water saturation and thus provides an additional protection against sulfide oxidation. ...


    By Hydrogeochem Env. Inc.

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